The future of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is something that is often discussed at Dortmund.
Auba is a world class striker, and thus there are probably quite a few teams interested in his services. The consensus among BVB supporters and analysts is that if Aubameyang does leave soon, it will be for Real Madrid. A team that he promised his Grandfather he would play for one day.
But that still doesn’t stop bad “journalists” from making up ridiculous rumors about moves for Auba.
BOOM! AUBAMEYANG HAS RECEIVED AN OFFER OF 41m€ PER YEAR FROM SHANGHAI, AND 150m€ FOR BORUSSIA DORTMUND, BOTH WOULD BEAT WORLD RECORDS!— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) January 4, 2017
If you’re not familiar with Tancredi Palmeri, you should be for comedic reasons. Palmeri is a rumor merchant disguising himself as a reputable journalist. He’s a contributor to La Gazzetta Dello Sport, where this transfer story also appeared.
His Twitter account is filled with tweets of rumors that never came to fruition. Palmeri has even been known to go back and delete his tweets “reporting” deals that never happened.
So according to Palmeri, Shanghai have offered a world record €150 million for Aubameyang. They’ve also offered him an opportunity to be the highest paid footballer on Earth.
I don’t buy it. What kind of “journalist” breaks news by saying “BOOM” and then proceeds to tweet his report in all-caps. A fraud, that’s who.
Palmeri is a fraud, and so is this rumor. But I would recommend following him on Twitter. Otherwise you’ll miss out on comedic gold like this tweet, which may just be the single greatest of all time.
.@PhilBonesJones it's a joke, a banter, you piece of idiot— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) July 25, 2014
Only a piece of idiot would believe Tancredi Palmeri.